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The 1960 Grammy Awards
The awards given in 1961 were for recordings made in 1960.

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Record of the Year

Percy Faith
Theme From a Summer Place


Album of the Year

Bob Newhart
Button Down Mind


Song of the Year

Ernest Gold
For: Theme From Exodus


Best New Artist

Bob Newhart


Best Vocal Performance, Single or Track, Male

Ray Charles
For: Georgia on My Mind


Best Vocal Performance Album - Male

Ray Charles
For: Genius of Ray Charles


Best Vocal Performance, Single or Track, Female

Ella Fitzgerald
For: Mack The Knife


Best Vocal Performance Album - Female

Ella Fitzgerald
For: Mack The Knife


Best Performance by a Pop Single Artist

Ray Charles
For: Georgia on My Mind


Best Performance by a Vocal Group

Edie Gorme, Steve Lawrence
For: We Got Us


Best Performance by a Chorus

Norman Luboff Choir
For: Songs of the Cowboy


Best Performance by a Dance Band for Dancing

Count Basie
For: Dance with Basie


Best Performance by an Orchestra

Henry Mancini
For: Mr. Lucky


Best Show Album, Original Cast

Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein
For: The Sound of Music


Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast From a Motion Picture or TV

Cole Porter
For:Can-Can


Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Music Score From a Motion Picture or TV

Ernest Gold
For: Theme from Exodus


Best Country & Western Performance

Marty Robbins
For: El Paso


Best Folk Performance

Harry Belafonte
For: Swing Dat Hammer


Best Rhythm and Blues Performance

Ray Charles
For: Let the Good Times Roll


Best Jazz Composition, More Than 5 Minutes

Miles Davis
For: Sketches of Spain


Best Jazz Performance, Solo or Small Group

Andre Previn
For: West Side Story


Best Jazz Performance, Large Group

Henry Mancini
For: The Blues and the Beat


Best Classical Performance, Orchestral, Conductor's Award

Fritz Reiner conducting the Chicago Symphony
For: Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta


Best Classical Performance, (Vocal or Instrumental)

Laurindo Almeida
For: Conversations with the Guitar


Best Classical Performance, Concerto or Instrumental Soloist

Sviatoslav Richter
For: Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat


Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist or Duo (without orchestral accompaniment)

Laurindo Almeida
For: The Spanish Guitar of Laurindo Almeida


Best Classical Performance, Choral (including Oratorio)

Sir Thomas Beechamn conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus (solos: Vyvyan Sinclair, Vicki Tozzi)
For: Handel: Messiah


Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist

Leontyne Price
For: A Program of Song


Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Aaron Copland
For: Orchestral Suite from Tender Land


Best Engineering Contribution, Classical Recording

Hugh Davies
For: The Spanish Guitar of Laurindo Almeida


Best Arrangement

Henri Mancini
For: Mr. Lucky


Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
For: F.D.R. Speaks


Best Comedy Performance, Spoken Word

Bob Newhart
For: Button Down Mind Strikes Back


Best Comedy Performance, Musical

Paul Weston, Joan Stafford
For: Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris


Best Recording For Children

David Seville
For: Let's All Sing with the Chipmunks


Best Engineering Contribution, Popular Recording

Luis P. Valentin
For: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song book


Best Engineered Recording, Novelty

John Kraus
For: The Old Payola Roll Blues


Best Album Cover (Art Director's Award)

Marvin Schwartz
For: Latin a la Lee (Peggy Lee)

 



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